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zimmerman reaction. overnight protests turn violent as a juror speaks out. >> i think that they're responsible for the situation they had gotten themselves into. i think both of them could have walked away. it just didn't happen. filibuster fight. the battle over senate rules leads to marathon talks and the fate of some executive appointees on the line. and home run derby. baseball's all-star exhibition gets baseball's festivities into high gear. this is the "cbs morning news" high gear. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, july 16th, 2013. captioning funded by cbs good morning, it's good to be with you. i'm alexis christoforous. one of the jurors who acquitted
george zimmerman said at one point, half of the jury was ready to convict him. her interview is our first look inside the deliberations that led to the not guilty verdict in zimmerman's murder trial. meanwhile, trayvon martin supporters held a third night of angry protests. tara mergener is in washington. tara, good morning. >> good morning, alexis, the zimmerman verdict continues to stoke outrage. in some communities, including in l.a., where 300 officers were called into the scene. the incident ended with more than a dozen arrests. >> reporter: what started as a peaceful protest turns violent when about 150 people broke away from a los angeles protest and began running through the streets, attacking people, cars and businesses. police swooped in, trying to bring peace back to l.a.'s crenshaw district. many are angry at the not guilty verdict in the murder trial of george zimmerman.
>> the trial that we saw in florida has ignited passion, but we have to make sure it will not ignite the city. >> reporter: six female jurors determined that zimmerman was not guilty of murder when he shot 17-year-old trayvon martin. the juror known as b-37 told cnn's anderson cooper that the decision it took on america took its toll on them as well. >> we put everything into it to get the verdict. i don't think any of us could ever do anything like that ever again. >> reporter: she also said she was convinced zimmerman was trying to defend himself and she believes race had nothing to do with it but race was an undertone in the case and in the following protests. attorney general eric holder has directed his department to look into filing civil rights charges against zimmerman. >> i believe this tragedy provides yet another opportunity for our nation to speak honestly about the complicated and emotionally charged issues that
this case has raised. >> reporter: holder will address the naacp's national convention today. and juror b-37 said she was going to write a book about the trial from her perspective but has now nixed that plan after being criticized for the project. alexis. >> tara mergener in washington. thanks, tara. opening statements are scheduled in milwaukee in another trial involving the killing of a black teenager. john henry sooner is charged with murdering his neighbor, 13-year-old darius simmons. prosecutors say sooner approach simmons last year and then opened fire. sooner's lawyer said his defendant is mentally ill and did not mean to kill anyone. in washington, the senate may be hours away from an epic battle described as a nuclear option. 98 of the 100 senators met behind closed doors last night to discuss a threat by democrats to change filibuster rules. republicans say the changes would upset two centuries of
senate tradition. after the meeting, democratic leader harry reid said he's still ready to vote on the plan this morning. >> we've had a very good conversation. the conversation is going to continue tonight. the votes are scheduled at 10:00 in the morning. >> democrats blame the filibuster rules for gridlock that's preventing a confirmation vote on several of president obama's nominees. republicans now say they will allow up or down votes on most of those nominations. as senators argue inside the capitol, the temperature outside is expected to hit 97 in washington. heat warnings and advisories are in place for much of the east coast because of the dangerous blast of summer weather. cbs news weather consultant david bernard said it will be hot all week. >> no relief in sight all week until maybe the weekend because
the jet stream is to the north, as a result, we have a bubble of hot air over the eastern half of the country. in fact, high temperatures this afternoon are going to be just as bad as they were on monday, even worse in spots. philadelphia, 97 today. 95 in washington. new york, 94. syracuse, 91, and across portions of maine flirting with 90 degrees. now, across texas southwest, we have an area of low pressure that's creating very wet weather with widespread flood watches in effect. yesterday, the high in dallas, 74 degrees, that is the first time since 1997 that we've had a high temperature in the month of july only in the 70s. i'm david bernard, cbs news, miami. the leader of one of mexico's most vicious drug gangs is under arrest this morning. miguel angel morales is expected of a string of crimes in the u.s. the united states has issued a
reward for his arrest. mexican troops captured morales a few miles south of the texas border. a top american diplomat is telling egyptians that the u.s. will not decide who will run their country. deputy secretary of state william burns met with egypt's new leaders on monday. he said the u.s. only wants to support democracy. hours after that meeting, supporters of ousted president mohamed morsi fought with police in cairo. it was the biggest violent protest in a week. on the "cbs moneywatch," a mixed shopping picture for americans and new concerns for the boeing 787. ashley morrison is here in new york with that and more. good morning, ashley. and good morning to you, alexis. well, asian stocks were mostly higher as a softer yen helps a a blue chip exporters. half a percent. and hong kong's hang seng was unchanged. key economic data will drive u.s. markets today. the dow jones industrial average was up almost 20 points on monday's close. the nasdaq gained 7 points.
new evidence suggests mixed signs for the nation's economy. the commerce department reported on monday that overall retail spending was up 0.4 of 1% in june from may. consumers bought more cars, trucks clothes and furniture but they cut back everywhere else. the decline in spending might be due to weak job growth and higher social security taxes. airlines and investors remain cough debt in boeing's high tech 787 dreamliner. a fire aboard a parked 787 last friday raised concerns about new problems with the plane's lithium ion batteries. boeing's stock plunged 5% as a result. investigators say the fire may have been caused by an emergency transmitter. boeing's shares rose almost 4% on monday. federal safety regulators are looking into possible electrical problems with some mercedes cars. the investigation involves about
218,000 mercedes c-class cars from 2008 and 2009. the focus is on the rear taillights that can fail and possibly catch fire. there were no reported injuries. and here's another benefit for working longer besides money. a large new study suggests people who delay retirement have less richgs of getting alzheimer's disease and other dementia. a survey found half the people in france found people staying on the job socially engaged and active. working for a long time, you have to be pretty socially engaged and active. >> ashley morrison here in new york. and coming up on the "morning news," under pressure, you new details on a sexual harassment scandal involving san diego's mayor as he faces calls to resign. this is the "cbs morning news"
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dove doesn't strip your skin like soap. san diego mayor bob filner is refusing to resign after three former supporters accused him of sexual harassment. on monday, filner called for an impartial investigation. he's accused of forcibly kissing and groping the women. filner has apologized for not respecting women. he said he's not guilty of sexual harassment. many of the u.s. air forces combat aircraft are flying again after federal budget cuts forced them to be grounded since april. the grounding affected one-third of active duty aircraft. pilots for the thunderbirds demonstration team have resumed training flights but all shows for the remainder of the year have been canceled. those budget cuts go beyond military personnel. they also include civilians who work at the military bases.
anna werner looks at that part of the story. >> reporter: mechanic matt thompson repairs military vehicles at joint base lewis-mcchord near tacoma. for the next four weeks, he'll be forced to take fridays off, losing 20% of his pay. >> i scratch from paycheck to paycheck as it is. >> reporter: so not having that 20%? >> that's huge. i still haven't figured out how i'm going to make that work. >> reporter: commanders at bases around the country were told to cut hours for the military civilian employees, affecting thousands of workers who support troops and their families in jobs such as finance and maintenance. colonel chuck hodges is comphaernt of commander of joint base lewis-mcchord. >> most of it every year, have trouble paying the rent, paying car payments, paying child tuition, have awe huge effect on them. >> reporter: thompson's wife suffered a brain aneurysm. that left her disabled.
his $2600 a month income supports her, their two teenagers and his mother. but it will drop $600 per month. >> my biggest concern is not being able to have some place for my wife and my mom and the kids to be able to come. >> reporter: you're worried about losing your house? >> yep. >> reporter: that's a possibility? >> not if i can help it. >> reporter: but you're not sure if you can? >> no. >> reporter: you seem like you're almost at the end of your rope? >> i'll add more somehow. >> reporter: many base employees are actually military veterans, now working on the civil side. thompson spent eight years as a sergeant in the army, another nine years working on base. >> i understand that they need to make some cuts, and they need to recover some money from somewhere. but the people that are only
making a little bit, getting their mission accomplished every day shouldn't be the ones losing money. >> reporter: thompson is now looking for a second job to pay what the military won't. anna werner, cbs news, joint base lewis-mcchord. straight ahead, your tuesday morning weather and in sports, cuban sensation yoenis cespedes makes history at the home run derby. home run derby. forms a broad spectrum barrier for full strength sun protection. wet skin. neutrogena®. i dbefore i dosearch any projects on my home. i love my contractor, and i am so thankful to angie's list for bringing us together. find out why more than two million members count on angie's list. angie's list -- reviews you can trust.
here's a look at today's forecast in cities around the country. new york, mostly sunny, 95. miami 88. chicago, 88, dallas, 88 and thunderstorms, los angeles, partly sunny and 79 degrees. time now for a check of the national forecast. extremely, hot humid weather continues from the ohio valley to the eastern u.s. moderate to heavy rain will soak the southern plains, raising the possibility of flash flooding there. scattered showers are likely along the gulf coast and over much of florida. the rest of the south is expected to be dry. rain is likely over the central and southern rockies and parts of the southwest. in sports, it's the all-star break, and they broke out the big bats for the home run derby last night. in the final round the washington nationals bryce harper was launching them far and deep, he hit eight homers in each round but could not keep up with cuban sensation yoenis cespedes.
>> oh, and he wins it with the club -- back, back, back -- scores! yoenis cespedes has won the home run derby. >> the 27-year-old cespedes is the first player not chosen to play in the all-star game to ever take the crown in the home run derby. the main event, the all-star and the new york mets matt harvey will be the starting pitcher for the national league. the 24-year-old is the youngest pitcher to take the mound since the mets dwight gooden back in 1988. the detroit tigers matt scherzer will start for the american league. he had a dominant first half going 13-1. when we return, another look at this morning's top stories. and points of light. former president george h.w. bush makes a return appearance at the white house. te house. botox® is an fda-approved treatment that significantly reduces headache days for adults with chronic migraine,
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washington, sunny and 97. atlanta, thunderstorms, 90. st. louis, partly sunny, 92. denver, partly sunny, 83, and seattle, 85 degrees. ♪ and here's another look at our top stories this morning. los angeles police arrested more than a dozen people overnight during a violent protest against the george zimmerman verdict. one of the jurors says when they looked at the law, they could not find that zimmerman committed a crime in the killing of trayvon martin. and senators met late into the night debating a huge change in historic filibuster rules. a vote is set on democrats' so-called nuclear option. president obama honored his oldest living predecessor at the white house. the first president bush attends a ceremony yesterday that briefly bridged the nation's political divide. and as danielle nottingham tells us the two presidents share a
common interest. >> reporter: former president george h.w. bush is two decades removed from his days at the oval office, but he was back in the spotlight at the white house. >> coming home for barbara and me. just a different house. >> reporter: wearing his trademark flashy socks, the 89-year-old former president and wife barbara joined the current first family to honor the points of light organization. mr. bush launched the program 20 years ago to recognize outstanding volunteer work. president obama thanked him for that leadership. >> we are surely a kindler and gentler nation because of you and we can't thank you enough. >> reporter: they're shared interest in national service allows the two leaders to set aside their political differences and focus on the good work of thousands of dedicated americans. in fact, 5,000 awards have been handed out through the points of light program. the two presidents marked that milestone with the newest honorees. a retired couple from iowa whose
nonprofit delivers free meals to children around the world. >> when people give of themselves, when they share the burden, and they share the task of solving it, light shines. love grows. >> reporter: president obama also used this occasion to launch a new push for volunteerism. he announced the creation of a federal task force to promote ways of national service. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. in pennsylvania, a man police call one of the dumbest and luckiest criminals alive is behind bars this morning. on saturday, officials say james hayes tried to rob a store. police say hayes pulled out a bb gun but the clerk pulled out a real one. they start fighting and hayes loses. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the latest on the filibuster fight in the senate. i'm alexis christoforous. this is the "cbs morning news." ♪
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researchers in london say they've unlocked the obesity gene. people with the gene had higher levels of a hormone that triggers increased hunger. scientists are now looking for treatments that suppress the hormone. an additional 300,000 copies of the detective novel "the cuckoo's calling" has been shipped this week. there's been an overwhelming demand for the book after it was revealed the author conquered up a little magic to hide her true identity. elizabeth palmer reports. >> reporter: she certainly doesn't look like robert galbraith retired military policeman. but in april, j.k. rowling, one one of the most recognizable faces on the planet published a detective novel under that name and completely under the radar.
rowling is the author of the blockbuster "harry potter" books, which start when harry, a trainee wizard, catches the train from london's king cross station bound for magic school. even now, tourists line up there to have their pictures taken. "harry potter" has such a powerful brand that to turn the page and try something new, rowling invented a whole new identity. she wrote "the cuckoo's calling" and called herself as the author robert galbraith. but last week, richard brooks art editor for "the sunday times" got suspicious after receiving an anonymous tip on twitter. a little detective work reveals galbraith and rowling had a bit too much in common. >> same agents, same publisher. aim editor. hmm, this is more of a coincidence.
>> reporter: so brooks sent copies of the new book along with "harry potter" to the u.s. for computer analysis. and bingo. they were very similar. both in vocabulary and style. it was time to confront the publisher. >> i thought right out denial or no comment. the personal publicist came right out and said, okay, you've got it, it's j.k. rowling. >> reporter: rowling herself has now fessed up. it's been wonderful, she said, to publish without hype or expectation. without hype, sales of "the cuckoo's calling" were modest but once the cat was out of the bag that first print flew off the shelves. if you want to buy one now, you probably have to go to ebay and it could cost you upwards of $1,000. elizabeth palmer, cbs news, london. coming up after your local on "cbs this morning," the obama administration under pressure to pursue federal charges in the george zimmerman case.
area today mist and temperatures down a bit with fog. mainly in the 50s. we have a heat wave coming up. >> the majority of our roadwork this morning is along 880. we have it northbound 880 from "a" street to highway 237. only one lane open until 5 a.m. closer to oakland, things are at the limit this morning but we'll talk about the morning commute coming up. >> you didn't even -- she brought this all the way up. >> this is from my producer. >> this is all the roadwork out there already. >> she knows what she is doing. >> all up here. >> thank you. nine people were arrested overnight in oakland during protests over the george zimmerman acquittal in florida. most of the suspects live outside of oakland. some protestors spilled on the nimitz freeway blocking traffic until police could clear the lanes. kpix 5's christin ayers with